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Why we need to evaluate training and how to do it

Why we need to evaluate training and how to do it

Kevin Lawrence is MD of Odyssey Management Training – on a mission to eradicate mediocrity Odyssey specialises in leadership and management development, change, executive team development and organisational development strategy. Training matters. It’s important to organisations because it improves the skills of their employees, which in turn improves productivity and company performance. It’s important to employees both for what...

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How to productively plan an office move

Relocating offices can be an exciting time and its common practice to get lost in choosing a location and the design while completely forgetting to plan the rest of it. It’s no surprise though, as planning for an office relocation can be stressful. So how do you plan for one effectively and not lose your mind in the process? Firstly, you need to consider a structure; decide on clear goals and develop a timeline for your move.  Breaking...

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Can the right office win you business?

Can the right office win you business?

Offices can hold the key to a company’s success. As well as serving an important practical purpose on a day-to-day basis, these commercial spaces play a vital role in helping firms to win contracts. This means you have a lot to think about when you’re choosing an office and kitting it out. Make the right decisions and you could give your business’ long-term prospects a major boost. Alternatively, make mistakes and your company’s...

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The importance of leadership for carrying a business through a crisis period

The importance of leadership for carrying a business through a crisis period

One unfortunate certainty of business is that crises can, and do, occur. Whether it’s a financial crisis, a problem with strategies, or something altogether different that threatens the very structure and success of a business, the way a team is led through disaster can make all the difference to its recovery, and the future of a company. Leadership, therefore, is highly important; a good leader can help a business to face a positive...

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CEO office design: what should yours have?

CEO office design: what should yours have?

There is a common mindset that a CEO needs a very impressive office to go with their status, but the truth is that every CEO should design their office with only themselves and their personal preferences in mind to work in an environment that suits them best.   What does a CEO’s office need to do?   It is normal for a CEO to spend a great deal of time in their office, perhaps more so than at their home, so it makes sense to make...

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Mortgage Guide for your Business

Mortgage Guide for your Business

Understanding the types and terms of mortgages that are available to you as a potential or current business owner is important to planning your long-term business future. A mortgage can actually do more for your business than you might think. Instead of spending money on rent, you could be building equity that can be used to grow your business faster. Let’s explore a few of the mortgage options that may be available to you. Fixed...

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How to Motivate Your Staff

Any business leader worth his or her salt knows that to run a successful company, a motivated workforce is a must. Without dedicated, enthusiastic and talented personnel behind you, you won’t be able to achieve your goals. If you’re struggling to maintain high levels of morale among your personnel, take a look at the following top tips. Create a stylish and comfortable office A stylish and comfortable office is a necessity if you’re...

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